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Encyclopedia > Eden Park
Eden Park
Eden Park viewed from Mount Eden
Location Mt.Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
Coordinates 36°52′30.13″S, 174°44′41.16″E
Opened 1900
Owner Eden Park Trust Board
Operator Eden Park Trust Board
Surface Grass
Tenants
Auckland Rugby Football Union
Blues
Capacity
48,000

Eden Park is the main sports ground in Auckland, New Zealand for both rugby union during winter, and cricket in summer. To accommodate both sports, the cricket pitch is removable. The ground is located three kilometres southwest of Auckland's CBD, straddling the boundary between the Kingsland and Mt. Eden suburbs. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 818 KB) Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. ... Mount Eden from Valley Road Mt Eden (to the left of the picture) from One Tree Hill Mount Eden is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, situated north of Three Kings, west of Balmoral, south of Newmarket, and east of Epsom. ... Schematic map of Auckland. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Year 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... For other uses, see Lawn (disambiguation). ... The Auckland Rugby Football Union is the governing body of rugby union in the Auckland isthmus territorial authority in the North Island in New Zealand. ... The Blues, formerly the Auckland Blues, are a professional New Zealand rugby union team based in Auckland, New Zealand, and representing the Northland, North Harbour and Auckland unions. ... This article is about the City of Auckland. ... A rugby union scrum. ... Winter is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ... For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ... Summer is a season that is astronomically defined as beginning around June 21, and ending around September 23 in the Northern Hemisphere. ... Cricket pitch (not to scale) A wicket consists of three stumps that are placed into the ground, and topped with two bails. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Kingsland is an Auckland suburb. ... Mount Eden (to the left of the picture) from One Tree Hill Terraces on the southern slopes of Mount Eden Mount Eden from Valley Road Mount Eden as seen through the city buildings, from Northcote. ...

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History

The Eden Park area has been in use for sports since around 1900. Eden Park has been the home to Auckland Cricket since 1910, and also hosts international Test and One-Day cricket. 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... A Test match in progress. ... A night match at Old Trafford. ...


The ground has also been the home of the Auckland Rugby Union since 1925, hosting Auckland's home games in the National Provincial Championship and its successor the Air New Zealand Cup, as well as the Blues in Super Rugby, and international test rugby. It hosted the final match of the Rugby World Cup in 1987. The Auckland Rugby Football Union is the governing body of rugby union in the Auckland isthmus territorial authority in the North Island in New Zealand. ... The Air New Zealand Cup (also referred to by its previous name of the National Provincial Championship, its abbreviation of NPC, or for sponsorship reasons as the Air New Zealand NPC) is New Zealands professional domestic rugby union competition. ... This article is about the New Zealand rugby team. ... The Super 14 is the largest rugby union championship in the southern hemisphere, consisting of provincial teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. ... The first Rugby World Cup took place in New Zealand and Australia in 1987, and was won by New Zealand. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


It is scheduled to be the focal point of the 2011 Rugby World Cup, with the opening ceremony, first pool game, and the grand final taking place at Eden Park, as well as numerous other pool and knockout games. The 2011 Rugby Union World Cup will be the seventh time this tournament has been held. ...


Redevelopment Plans

Capacity

Eden Park has a crowd capacity of 48,000, currently the largest of any New Zealand sports arena. There are no standing areas, and the whole capacity listed above is seated. Temporary seating in front of the ASB Stand and the West Stand (usually only used for international rugby matches) is required for this capacity to be reached. Due to sight-screens and the larger area required for cricket matches, cricket capacity is significantly less.


With Eden Park now reconfirmed (as of November 2006) as the preferred site for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, improvements worth NZ$320 million are intended to increase the crowd capacity to 60,000. However, the scope of the capacity increase (permanent vs temporary seating, dimensions of the extended structure) will be subject to further design and costing reviews. The 2011 Rugby Union World Cup will be the seventh time this tournament has been held. ...


Funding

The NZ$320 million for these improvements is still mostly unassigned. As of August 2006, the Government of New Zealand, that pledged the improvements at the time Auckland was selected as the host of the Rugby World Cup, has only promised NZ$20 million, with the New Zealand Rugby Football Union promising NZ$10 million and the Eden Park Trust Board promising NZ$24 million. Auckland City would then have to contribute NZ$100 million or more, as mayor Dick Hubbard has publicly admitted.[1]. New Zealand functions as a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government. ... The New Zealand Rugby Football Union is the governing body of rugby union in New Zealand. ... Dick Hubbard ONZM, B.Tech. ...


Rates hikes in the Auckland area in 2006, of quite substantial percentages in many cases, have however increased widespread unwillingness of many rate-payers to provide what is perceived as a national stadium solely or substantially by Auckland ratepayer funds. Associated criticism has centred on whether funding a large new sports stadium, to be used at the new capacity for only a few days a year, should be a priority at this time, when there is widespread complaint about the level of other council services. This means that allocation of ratepayer/council funds will likely become an acrimonious political process, if the planned expansion comes to pass at all.


Expansion

The redevelopment project includes a new three-tier South stand that will replace the old South and South West stands with a capacity of 24,000 and a new three-tier East stand to replace the Terraces. The number of covered seats will increase from 23,000 to 38,000. The redeveloped Eden Park will also feature an internal concourse that will allow people to circulate around the grounds inside the stadium and world-class facilities, including food and beverage outlets, toilets and corporate areas, are being promised. Public transport upgrades are also planned, including a transport hub, featuring a pedestrian bridge between the stadium and Kingsland, and a bus drop-off area. The open plan approach to the design and establishment of a community centre and green space, as well as the removal of the perimeter fence, all mean that the stadium is set to become more publicly accessible and a part of the neighbourhood.


There have been public concerns about the height of the new structure and its shading effect on many nearby houses. Auckland City Council announced that it had received 470 submissions towards Eden Park's resource consent application - over 300 of which were in favour of the redevelopment. On 26 January 2007, Eden Park received resource consent, but 91 conditions were imposed. The consent permits the building of new stands in place of the terraces and south stand, but does not include consent for the NZ$ 385 million 'full option' which would include covered seating.[2] A resource consent is the authorisation given to activities as stipulated under the New Zealand Resource Management Act. ... January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


Stadium for the RWC

In September 2006 it was announced that instead of Eden Park, the Government and Auckland City Council were assessing the possibility of a new stadium on Auckland's waterfront to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup. This assessment was part of the Government's formal due diligence process on the decision to redevelop Eden Park. The Government had said it would assist with the funding if a new stadium was built.[citation needed] Concept plan for the proposed Stadium New Zealand for the 2011 RWC. Stadium New Zealand was the provisional name for the national stadium proposed for Aucklands waterfront to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup. ... The 2011 Rugby Union World Cup will be the seventh time this tournament has been held. ...


The national Government announced in a report in November 2006 that it would favour a new stadium on the Auckland City waterfront, which would have meant that the Eden Park redevelopment would not have gone ahead, and that eventually, new options for its use or redevelopment would have to be developed.


After the Auckland City Council and the Auckland Regional Council differed in their support for the new stadium, the Government changed to supporting the redevelopment of Eden Park, subject to suitable resolution of the design, funding and governance issues. [3]


See also

The 2011 Rugby Union World Cup will be the seventh time this tournament has been held. ... Concept plan for the proposed Stadium New Zealand for the 2011 RWC. Stadium New Zealand was the provisional name for the national stadium proposed for Aucklands waterfront to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup. ...

References

  1. ^ Ratepayers baulk at Eden Park demand - New Zealand Herald, Friday 11 August 2006, page A13
  2. ^ Eden Park upgrade takes step ahead - New Zealand Herald, Saturday 27 January 2007
  3. ^ It's Eden Park, Government says - New Zealand Herald, Monday 27 November 2006

The New Zealand Herald is a daily broadsheet newspaper published in Auckland, New Zealand. ... The New Zealand Herald is a daily broadsheet newspaper published in Auckland, New Zealand. ... The New Zealand Herald is a daily broadsheet newspaper published in Auckland, New Zealand. ...

External links

  • Eden Park website
  • All Blacks.com
  • Redevelopment Plans
Preceded by
none
Rugby World Cup
Final Venue

1987
Succeeded by
Twickenham
London
Preceded by
Stade de France
St-Denis
Rugby World Cup
Final Venue

2011
Succeeded by
to be decided

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